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Armed Forces Tribunal

Armed Forces Tribunal is a military tribunal in India. It was established under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007.[1][2][3]

In 1999, the Law Commission's 169th report stated that disciplinary and service matters required quick resolutions and proposed a special tribunal for the military and paramilitary forces. Armed forces tribunal bill was steered through Parliament only by the Defence Ministry, leaving paramilitary forces, even the Assam Rifles and Coast Guard, outside the tribunal's purview.


List of Chairpersons of the Armed Forces Tribunal[4]
Sr No Chairperson Term
1 Justice A K Mathur September 1, 2008 August 7, 2013
2 Justice Prakash Tatia August 23, 2013[5] March 3, 2016[5]
3 Justice B P Katakey June 3, 2016 January 3, 2017
4 Justice Virender Singh January 3, 2017 Incumbent


  1. ^ Armed Forces Tribunal Act and Rules – Army Navy Air-Force
  2. ^ Armed forces tribunal remains 'toothless' as serving officers stay outside its jurisdiction
  3. ^ Armed Forces Tribunal
  4. ^ "Former Chairpersons and Members". Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Bio Data: Justice Prakash Tatia" (PDF). Retrieved April 19, 2018.